Bloomberg Law
Dec. 3, 2020, 9:45 AM

California Tests Mileage Fee Plan as Answer to Dwindling Gas Tax

Emily C. Dooley
Emily C. Dooley
Staff Correspondent

California is looking at new ways to pay for road and other transportation projects, as officials brace for falling gasoline and diesel taxes due to the transition to zero-emission vehicles.

The California Department of Transportation is launching four pilot programs in early 2021 to examine how to charge drivers based on the miles they drive, rather than the gasoline their vehicles consume. The state wants 5 million clean cars on the roads by 2030, and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order this year phasing out gas-powered vehicles in favor of 100% zero-emission passenger car sales ...

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